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AdvDip(CPD) Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists (HE7)

AdvDip(CPD) Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists (HE7)

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Study mode

Part time


26 weeks

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Advanced Diploma

Subject areas

Drug Dispensing (Pharmacy) Drug Medicine Control (Nursing) Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

Pharmacists are playing an increasingly vital role in healthcare. On our specialised professional development course in independent and supplementary prescribing you’ll have the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of safe, appropriate and cost-effective prescribing that follows legal and professional frameworks.

Course details

Independent and supplementary prescribing is a key area of practice for pharmacists, requiring a broad understanding of the pharmacy discipline as well as proven skills in practice. Pharmacists need to be able to practice safely and effectively, which calls for knowledge of clinical pharmacology, governance, professional accountability and legal, policy and ethical aspects. On our Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists professional development course, you’ll have the opportunity to study all of these areas, among other key concepts.

You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to put your knowledge into practice. Students work with medical professionals to apply their skills in a clinical setting, receiving guidance and feedback to support development. You’ll be expected to build skills in areas like planning, teamwork and cooperation, as well as critical thinking and rationalised decision making. By critiquing and applying sources of information, and keeping abreast of current developments in industry and policy, you’ll have the chance to progress in your career in line with changes in the sector. This course is known colloquially as V300, although this term is purely an NMC term.

Course Highlights:

  • Our academic staff have a wealth of industry experience in NHS settings and relevant research positions.
  • We’ve been offering courses designed to meet the needs of the healthcare sector for more than 30 years.
  • This course is developed with the aim of covering both theory and practice, giving you the opportunity to develop your prescribing consultation skills and apply your growing knowledge of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics in practice.
  • On successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to register your qualification as a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber with the General Pharmaceutical Council. You’ll also possess 40 credits at Level HE7 that can be used to contribute to a larger award in the University of Bolton’s professional development framework.


Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacist

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Entry requirements

You must be registered with the appropriate professional body in the UK and practicing within the UK in order to be eligible to join the course. This means that we’re unable to consider most international applicants. You must be currently registered as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). You should also have a minimum of 2 years appropriate patient-orientated experience in a UK hospital, community or primary care setting following your pre-registration year.

University information

The University of Bolton has a long history of providing high-quality education in the northwest of England. Founded in 1825, today it offers students a contemporary campus just a short distance from the town centre. Home to 11,000 students, the University of Bolton is ranked number one in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021). Postgraduate study is a challenging, exhilarating and rewarding advancement,...more